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April 21, 2020

COVID-19 causes over 171,000 deaths and 2,499,546 infected globally

Kathmandu: Global COVID-19 as of Tuesday has caused over 171,000 deaths and 2,499,546 infected around the world while 645,335 people  have recovered from this global contagion.

The US reported over 42,000 deaths with epicenter in New York and recorded confirmed cases soaring to 783,290 according to John Hopkins University.


Italy reported 24,114 deaths followed by Spain’s death toll estimated at 20,852 while France has recorded 20,265 deaths due to the contagion. UK’s death toll mounted to 16,509 while Germany reported 4,706 deaths.

Belgium has 5,828 death toll and Netherland reported 3,751 deaths while Switzerland has 1429 deaths. Likewise, Portugal reported 735 deaths and Sweden has 1580 deaths while Austria has recorded 470 people due to the deadly contagion.


In Asia, China has 4,512 deaths and Japan reported 236 deaths, Russia 405 and South Korea 236 due to this pathogen, while, Iran has death toll of 5,209 people.

Similarly, Malaysia has reported 89 deaths while Philippines recorded 428 deaths and Indonesia recorded deaths of 590 people so far. Thailand has recorded deaths of 47 people while Singapore has reported the death of 11 people.

SAARC Region 

In the SAARC region India reported 592 deaths while Pakistan reported death toll of 176 people. Bangladesh has reported 101 deaths while Srilanka has witnessed deaths of 7 people.

Nepal has 31 confirmed cases of which 4 persons have already recovered from the epidemic and now only 27 active case are prevailing.  Maldives has 29 positive cases of which 16 cases recovered. Bhutan reported 5 positive cases of which two persons have recovered.


In Africa, Algeria reported 384 deaths and South African reported a death toll of 58 people while Egypt reported  250 deaths.

Arab countries

Saudi Arabia reported103 deaths, Qatar-9, UAE-43, and Kuwait has 9 death toll while Barahain reported 7 deaths due to the COVID-19.

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